Arizona man gets 32-year prison sentence in fatal crash

Arizona man gets 32-year prison sentence in fatal crash

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) – A man has been sentenced to 32 years in prison after being convicted of manslaughter and DUI in a 2013 crash in Prescott Valley.

Yavapai County prosecutors say 52-year-old Kris McClain was sentenced Tuesday. A jury last month found McClain guilty on one count of manslaughter, four counts of aggravated assault, six counts of aggravated driving under the influence and one count of criminal damage plus several aggravating factors.

Prosecutors say McClain was driving at a high rate of speed and ran into the back of another vehicle on Jan. 22, 2013.

They say 19-year-old Hayley Stevens was killed. Her mother and 18-month-old nephew were injured.

Prosecutors say McClain was under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash and was on probation after three prior DUI convictions.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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